29-Year-Old Linebacker – New York Giants
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
McClain is a decent run-stopper, although he was mostly limited to two-down work last season with the Ravens, often being replaced by pass-rusher Elvis Dumervil on passing downs. However, McClain join...
Jameel McClain Contract Information:
Signed with the Giants in March of 2014.
McClain (knee) is listed as active Sunday against the Eagles, Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
McClain suffered a season-ending spinal cord contusion last season and will open 2013 on the PUP list. He may end up missing the entire season but could compete for playing time at middle linebacker if he gets healthy.
McClain is slated to start at inside linebacker for the third year in a row. He spends a lot of his time on the field occupying blockers and filling gaps so that Ray Lewis can get to the ball carrier. McClain is generally subbed out in favor Brendan Ayanbadejo on passing downs.
McClain won the battle at inside linebacker last season, and is expected to hang on to the starting spot this year. He recorded 71 tackles last season, and it should be a reasonable expectation that he match or exceed that total, especially if Ray Lewis looks slower.
McClain competed last season with Tavares Gooden for the starting inside linebacker spot next to Ray Lewis, and should see some playing time as a backup. He has little value as an IDP option, however.
Will Compete with Tavares Gooden for a starting spot at inside linebacker.